Order of Performers (Band Order)

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What time do I go on stage?When will I know my time slot?Why aren't time slots set 30 days in advance?Why aren't time slots set 30 days in advance?

What time do I go on stage?

ORDER of PERFORMERS POLICY:

Order will be based on artist preference and to be MOST FAIR, will heavily factor in which artists have sold the most tickets 3-7 days prior to the event. We must ensure the acts drawing the most fans and selling the most tickets will get the time slots they want most. Over the past 8 years and after 8000+ shows, we have found this to truly be the FAIREST way to determine band order and keep our higher drawing and most reliable acts happy.

*Usually it's easy to get a time slot your happy with - unless you sell 0 or very few tickets.
*It is simply NOT fair for an act that draws poorly to end up with a prime time slot.
*IF you have sold 0 tickets, or very few tickets, we cannot set your time slot ahead of time.

Almost always, acts that have decent advance sales by week of the show will find out what time they will go onstage. It is our intention for every act to know what time they perform, but our ability to do that for you is based on you following directions and adhering to the written agreement you made with us.

As soon as you hit 15-20 tickets sold we can lock in your time slot, so the sooner you get advance sales rolling the sooner we can get you the slot you want. Let fans know they save more money buying early (with early purchase promo codes) and they help you get the time slot you want locked in sooner.

DO YOU NEED TO PLAY EARLY OR LATER IN THE NIGHT?
IF you need to play earlier in the night, or have a drinking crowd that prefers you play later in the night, let me know NOW so that I can try to set that up for you. I can usually help setup some sort of time frame in advance if you need me to.


WHY DO WE DETERMINE BAND ORDER THIS WAY?
Our company was founded on equality and fairness, and on rewarding the acts that work the hardest to draw out their fans. Our order of performers policy is the exact same policy our company founders used with their own bands when they played shows.
This is why we determine band order in this way to be MOST FAIR, more info at: www.aftonfaq.com/bandorder

When will I know my time slot?

As soon as you've sold 15-20 tickets, you can email your Booking Rep and ask if it is possible to get a locked timeslot assigned to you, based on the sales that have already posted. If you have at least some sales, your Booking Rep might be able to tell you a timeframe of when you will likely go on stage. If you don't start to post any sales until the last 1-3 days prior to your show, you may not know when you're going on-stage until the final order is set at load-in time.

Why aren't time slots set 30 days in advance?

Order is set during the week prior to the show, so that artists' ticket sales can be considered when assigning timeslots. To be most fair, we give first choice to the artists who have the highest ticket sales.

WHY DO WE DETERMINE BAND ORDER THIS WAY?
Our company was founded on equality and fairness, and on rewarding the acts that work the hardest to draw out their fans. Our order of performers policy is the exact same policy our company founders used with their own bands when they played shows.
This is why we determine band order in this way to be MOST FAIR, more info at: www.aftonfaq.com/bandorder

Why aren't time slots set 30 days in advance?

Order is set during the week prior to the show, so that artists' ticket sales can be considered when assigning timeslots. To be most fair, we give first choice to the artists who have the highest ticket sales.

WHY DO WE DETERMINE BAND ORDER THIS WAY?
Our company was founded on equality and fairness, and on rewarding the acts that work the hardest to draw out their fans. Our order of performers policy is the exact same policy our company founders used with their own bands when they played shows.
This is why we determine band order in this way to be MOST FAIR, more info at: www.aftonfaq.com/bandorder

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